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  • Electrical Inspection, Testing and Certification

    A guide to passing the City & Guilds 2394/2395 exams

    By Michael Drury

    Addresses the areas highlighted as poor in the Chief Examiner's feedback of candidateperformance Assists students in decoding questions found in the City and Guilds 2394 and 2395 exams Uses realistic exam questions as examples and rather than simply providing the answers, explains how the student…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03 

  • Natural Stone in the Built Environment

    Resources, Use and Conservation

    By Akos Torok, Richard Prikryl, Jirina Prikrylova

    Fundamental and interdisciplinary textbook on natural stone properties, occurrence, exploration, use, decay and conservation. Primary information source for third-year students and professionals using natural stone in the built environment. Intended for a wide academic and professional…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    CRC Press

  • Aquatecture

    Buildings Designed to Live and Work with Water

    By Robert Barker, Richard Coutts

    Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of ‘designing for water,’ using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Inspections and Reports on Dwellings

    Reporting for Buyers, 2nd Edition

    By Ian Melville, Ian Gordon

    Completing the series of books called Inspections and Reports on Dwellings, the third and final book, Reporting for Buyers, offers the surveyor guidance on setting out their findings in a clear, unambiguous and unequivocal manner. The book provides a fuller and more critical picture of the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-16 

  • Dictionary of Building and Civil Engineering

    English/French French/English, 2nd Edition

    By Don Montague

    This French–English and English–French dictionary lists over 20,000 specialist terms, covering architecture, building, civil engineering and property. It is written for all construction professionals working on projects overseas. This new edition has been revised and extended, as well as pruned,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-11 

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildings

    A Practical Guide for Energy Rating and Efficiency

    By Mat Santamouris

    Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on the comfort of the occupants. This book represents…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 

  • Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques

    Edited by Mat Santamouris, Denia Kolokotsa

    The urban climate is continuously deteriorating. Urban heat lowers the quality of urban life, increases energy needs, and affects the urban socio-economy. Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques presents steps that can be taken to mitigate this situation through a series of innovative technologies and…

    Hardback – 2016-01-20 

  • People and Culture in Construction

    A Reader

    Edited by Andrew Dainty, Stuart Green, Barbara Bagilhole

    Construction is one of the largest and most people-intensive industrial sectors. In many countries, however, construction is also one of the most highly criticized in terms of its employment practices and industrial relations. People and culture are too often seen as variables that must be…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Spon Research

  • Tropical Urban Heat Islands

    Climate, Buildings and Greenery

    By Nyuk Hien Wong, Yu Chen

    Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Spon Research

  • The Environmental Performance of Tall Buildings

    By Joana Carla Soares Goncalves

    Tall buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies, while at the same time offering the high density work and living conditions that many believe will an important constituent of future sustainable communities. How, then, can their environmental impact be lessened?…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Urban Wind Energy

    By Sinisa Stankovic, Neil Campbell, Alan Harries

    Energy security, rising energy prices (oil, gas, electricity), 'peak oil', environmental pollution, nuclear energy, climate change and sustainable living are hot topics across the globe. Meanwhile, abundant and perpetual wind resources offer opportunities, via recent technological developments, to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Advanced Materials and Structural Engineering

    Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Materials and Engineering Structural Technology (ICAMEST 2015), April 25-26, 2015, Qingdao, China

    Edited by Jong Wan Hu

    The ICAMEST 2015 Conference covered new developments in advanced materials and engineering structural technology. Applications in civil, mechanical, industrial and material science are covered in this book. Providing high-quality, scholarly research, addressing developments, applications and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28 
    CRC Press

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